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ASTM WK78768

Revision of D5118/D5118M-15(2020) Standard Practice for Fabrication of Fiberboard Shipping Boxes


D5118 was reapproved in 2020 without revision from the 2015 version. This WK is intended to be a true revision of D5118. The intent is to make it more useful by cross referencing it with strength and performance related standards. Several new references will be added: D1968, D4169, D5639 and D6198, and ISTA. The scope and significance sections will be modified to address the adequacy of fiberboard containers to withstand atmospheres, handling, shipping and storage by referencing use of D6198 and D5639. These standards would be discussed in added subsections. Design considerations for strength would be added in Section 6.2 as a subsection. Possible testing (performance may be assessed by) will be added as subsection 6.7 (references to D4169 and ISTA) The footnotes will be cleaned up, in particular the reference to Federal Specifications. A summary of changes will be added after Section 10.1


Developed by Subcommittee: D10.27

Committee: D10

Staff Manager: W Scott Orthey

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-28-2021

Technical Contact: Richard Lund

Item: 001

Ballot: D10.27 (22-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 003

Ballot: D10 (22-04)

Status: At Society Review

Item: 011

Ballot: D10 (22-03)

Status: Withdrawn From Balloting